Our Team Our doctors, nurses, and others form a coordinated team around each child to provide the most complete care for each child, based upon the type and stage of their disease. Primary team members include: Pediatric hematologists/oncologists Pediatric hematology/oncology nurse practitioners In addition, each child's medical team includes specialists in their specific condition. For example, the team for a child with a brain tumor might include a neurosurgeon and a neuroradiologist or an orthopedic oncology specialist might participate in a team for a child with a skeletal malignancy. This team approach fosters an ideal exchange of knowledge and expertise, insuring that the best possible treatment plan is developed for each child. Physicians Craig A. Mullen, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Hematology/Oncology Bone Marrow Transplantation Razia B. Akhtar, M.D. Hematology/Oncology Jeffrey R. Andolina, M.D., M.S. Hematology/Oncology Bone Marrow Transplantation Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D. Hematology/Oncology Bone Marrow Transplantation David N. Korones, M.D. Hematology/Oncology Brain Tumors Palliative Care Suzie A. Noronha, M.D. Hematology/Oncology Sickle Cell/Hemoglobinapathies James Palis, M.D. Hematology/Oncology Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D. Long term survival Psychosocial Jessica C. Shand, M.D., M.H.S. Hematology/Oncology Louis S. Constine, M.D. Radiation Oncology Pediatric Oncology Surgeons Walter Pegoli, Jr., M.D., Chief Christopher A. Gitzelmann, M.D. Advanced Practice Nurses Laurie A. Johnson, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P.-B.C. Kimberly Dudrak, P.A.-C. Pediatric Psychosocial Team The Pediatric Psychosocial Team offers emotional, educational, and social support services to patients, their families, and friends.